October 29, 2011

Freezer Inventory

Posted by Laura

Are you scared of your freezer? Does something fall out every time you open the door? Do you really know what's hibernating in the back, behind everything? Maybe a neglected bag of peas. Maybe a stray popsicle. Maybe an abandoned package of bacon. Well, that bacon deserves to be eaten! I realized this the other day when a whole chicken came tumbling out of the freezer and revealed a little bag of sweet potato fries that I forgot existed (hooray!). It was time for me to explore and see what else was hiding in there...

I decided that I needed to suck it up and do a thorough inventory check. I'm so glad I did this. One thing I discovered is that we have a lot of duplicates, specifically bagged vegetables.

So I took this whole inventory thing one step further and typed it out in a pretty doc. I considered color coordinating things, then life started knocking on my door and was like "hey don't forget about me".

I pinned it up on the side of the fridge and have visions of us diligently keeping track of things by handwriting the items on the list, and then printing out a fresh one every few months or so. I don't think we're that organized but we'll see how it goes!


  1. Yay inventory! I do the same thing with spices & cooking oils/vinegary type things. That way you're not in for a sad surprise halfway through a recipe.

  2. Your lists aren't alphabetized... ;)